Surprise Assembly

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People filed in, cheering as music played. The auditorium of Darby Junior High was crowded, and was slowly getting louder as time went on. Then, he entered the stage, Keith Davis.

Keith Davis is a former football player that has attended the University of Southern California and has played for the New York Giants. Unfortunately, he was put out of his football career after a knee injury. He then found his next calling; to become a motivational speaker. He is now the proud founder of Winners, Inc. and has joined the ‘Just Say YES’ organization. He has visited over 25 countries and 3,000 schools, and Darby Junior High is now one of them.

October 11, 2016. At around 2:30 pm, Keith Davis entered the stage along side him is his ‘homeboy’, Clarence. Their speeches included motivational quotes such as “PUSH, Persevere Until Success Happens;” “You’re not born a winner, you’re not born a loser, you’re born a chooser;” “Champions aren’t those who never fail. They are those who never, ever, ever quit;” “You may have had a bad 1st half, but you can have a great 2nd half;” and “Winners look at what they are going to. Losers look at what they’re going through.”

Davis then called 4 students on stage and two faculty, including Coach Johnson (Tall dream) and the assistant principal, Mr. Hinkle (Big Ol’ Dream). The students consisted of Lilliana Ochoa (small dream), Yudid Lopez (average dream), Isaias Monterrosa, and Dedrick Washington. Clarence did a push up with each of them on his back one at a time (not including Dedrick).

After that, both Davis and Clarence talked a bit about their family. The day then ended with Davis choosing a random person, which just so happened to be Ny’Aisha King. They then allowed her to wear a jersey, and ring. She was allowed to keep the jersey, though she was required to give back the ring.

Opening with fun, going serious with occasional comic relief, and ending with a bang. Needless to say, the assembly went stunningly.